General Corporate & Foreign Investment

We advise clients on foreign direct investment, private M&A, demergers, joint ventures, business transfers, day to day corporate governance, regulatory compliances etc., with a particular focus on complex, cross-border private equity as well as strategic transactions.

Commercial Contracts

We provide advice on all forms of commercial contracts and arrangements to support our clients’ day to day and strategic business activities with specialised expertise across all the sectors and related regulatory regimes.

We have extensive experience across all areas of commercial contracts including logistics, agency, service, distribution, sales and marketing, packaging and manufacturing, franchising, outsourcing, e-commerce, brand licensing, advertising, sales promotion, assignment, novation, provision of facilities, escrow arrangement, guarantees etc.

Corporate Governance & Directors’ Responsibilities

Around the globe more and more emphasis is placed on corporate governance and investors are becoming more assertive towards the status of corporate governance of a company.

We advise on corporate governance issues for private companies, unlisted public companies, institutional investors, private equity players, board committees, directors and other key managerial persons of a company.

We regularly share with our clients updates regarding the current
developments on corporate governance & directors’ responsibilities towards an Indian company.

Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances

We have experience of advising on the creation, operation and termination of joint venture arrangements and strategic alliances.

As business models continue to move away from outright ownership towards joint ventures and strategic alliances, we provide our clients with the required support for them to enter into joint venture arrangements/ strategic alliances to leverage products, technology and customers.  We put a legal framework in place to help them achieve these goals.

We assist our clients at ever stage of a joint venture arrangement.  We add value by combining our experience of structuring joint venture vehicles with relevant legal expertise in related fields.  Drawing on our capability in the regulatory, tax and dispute resolution fields, we offer our clients an integrated service focused around their commercial needs.

We provide our clients an informed and comprehensive view of factors involved in entering into a joint venture in India ranging from legal issues to the alliance structure itself.

We advise on other strategic arrangements as well such as setting up of wholly owned subsidiaries in India, opening up of a place of business in India etc., depending upon our client’s commercial needs.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise our clients on the full range of private transactions from cross – border private equity deals, strategic investments, disinvestments and demergers, business transfers etc.

Our expertise include:

  • Undertaking legal due diligence of companies for identification of non-compliances and violations as well as providing necessary recommendations for ratification of the same.
  • Drafting, review, vetting and negotiation of various definitive documents such as Share Subscription Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Share Pledge Agreements, Business Transfer Agreements, Asset Transfer Agreements, Scheme of Demergers.
  • Assisting companies in undertaking ‘Closing’ of transactions which includes drafting, vetting, review of closing resolutions, closing certificates, amending the articles of association of companies, drafting necessary documents for appointment/ resignation of directors in light of ‘Closing’ of the transaction.
  • Rendering post-closing legal and regulatory advisory such as filings to be undertaken with registrar of companies, Reserve Bank of India etc., under the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules framed thereunder, Foreign Management Act, 1999 and all laws applicable to the transaction in question.


We also have a strong sector specific focus that allows us to provide clients with a coherent offering that addresses all of their legal requirements, combined with deep regulatory and market understanding.

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